brown Inch worm with yellow hat (Parasitized caterpillar - Chalcid wasp)
Brown appx. 1" long with yellow mass on back
Big brown caterpillar (Imperial moth caterpillar)
What is this?
I was guessing a hawkmoth or imperial but have no idea what this is.
Brown caterpillar with yellow slashes (Salt marsh caterpillar)
by Ed Lau
Seems to love peas, that was where it was found, in Jackson Hole, WY.
Appears to be about 2" long.
Prominent yellow 'slashes' along the side.
'Tufts', not spikes, along the body, which seems to be predominantly brown.
I have two pictures, top and side, I don't know if I can upload both...
large green caterpillar (Carolina Sphinx - Tobacco hornworm)
Found this caterpillar after it had eaten nearly all the leaves on my tomato plant. Located in Louisville, KY. It was a pretty quick eater - took the whole plant down in about 48hrs. There was another smaller caterpillar (same type) on the plant.
Green caterpillar (Hackberry emperor caterpillar )
Found in Norfolk, Virginia on August 23. It was just crawling along my deck railing.
Yellowish White Caterpillar with a tail? (White-marked tussock moth caterpillar)
by Taylor Brewer
This little dudes on my porch right now. I didn't touch it because it looks evil! It has red spots on it. Can anyone identify it? I've never seen one before. I'm in Frankfort KY
Dark Horned Smooth Caterpillar (Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar)
by Sherry M.
(Whispering Pines, NC USA)
Almost 4 inches long
Found in Whispering Pines, NC (Moore County) USA, crawling on our gravel driveway. I let it crawl into a clear bowl for photographing. My 4 year old daughter saw it first, and we photographed it and looked on the internet to identify it...but couldn't see a picture just like it (it has no "hair").
Thank you for your help in identifying this creature. We released it back into my flowerbed after about 10 minutes.
Grey furry caterpillar (Davis' Tussock moth caterpillar)
by Robin Pollard
(Pritchett, CO, USA)
Discovered this caterpillar on our mulberry tree in Southeast Colorado (Pritchett, CO) MUNCHING with hundreds of its brothers and sisters. I care for many black swallowtail and sometimes monarch babies in the garden but this is my whole tree (close to 80 yrs in age) and these guys are asking too much!
Green Caterpiller With Bush Spikes (Io moth caterpillar)
(Citrus springs florida )
Look like green bushy spikes and red ring around side of body
Fuzzy little white caterpillar (Virginian tiger moth caterpillar)
I am finding more of these tiny (about 1/2" long) caterpillars...I find them in my marigolds and today in mint.
Are they good or bad?
This year in my garden I have very very few bad bugs! and tons of butterflies and bees.
I planted a lot of zinnias and assorted flowers between my vegetables.
So I do want to id these caterpillars.
Black headed caterpillars (Dogwood sawfly larvae)
Found several clusters of these on underside of ornamental dogwood shrub today. They are not eating much and I like to encourage moths and butterflies. They are yellow underneath and black or brown? stripes on top (their backs?)Right now, noon on a rather hot, muggy day they are not eating..curled up with each other...resting?
Very bright pink, almost wormlike, caterpillar (Gray hooded owlet caterpillar)
(Houston, TX, USA)
Hot Pink Caterpillar
Very bright pink (fuschia), translucent caterpillar with pink strip down back. I thought it was a worm at first because of its movement and the very slick (hairless) exterior, but it was too fast and didn't inch, but rather, crawled. It looks like a piece of candy! It had some spots, but they look like damage, not like a pattern. The head is clearish-pink and the tail end just has the tiniest little tails sticking out in a V-shape. Almost unnoticeable. I saw this in Spring, TX in October. I have never seen anything like it and I have lived in Houston my whole life.
black caterpillar with white band (Black swallowtail caterpillar )
about 1" long, black with small 'spikes', orange dots and a white band around its middle. It was found as it happily stripped a parsley plant growing in a container in December in southern Florida. I think one of its friends was also eating a young pepper plant but I didn't see it or catch it. I only saw the results. Thanks, Moni!
Black-headed yellow caterpillar (Sawfly larvae )
(New Port Richey, Florida, USA)
Saw a caravan of thousands of these crawling along the boardwalk handrails of a park next to Tarpon Lake north of Tampa, Florida, with no beginning or end in sight. Interesting wasp-like six big legs in front, nearly all had bent tails like in the picture, partly translucent yellow bodies revealing black masses within, and black heads.
Black gold face , butt & horn (White-lined sphinx moth caterpillar)
(Grand Rapis Michigan kent county)
Looks similar to tomato worm but legs shorter & head not so big. Face,butt & horn are gold 2.5" long
Brown with tan belly, yellow markings (Yellow-striped armyworm)
by Mrs. Cameron
Our caterpillar was found outside cold and not moving by our kindergarten children on our child care center playground in New Hampshire. He is approximately 1.5 inches long; mostly brown with a tan underside and yellow markings towards his end and sides.
We're curious what type of caterpillar he is; how to best care for him for the winter (temperature, food, habitat); and if he'll become a butterfly or moth.